Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"A letter was published recently ( The Leader) stating that the reason some members did not claim expenses was because we did not bother to attend meetings. How wrong the author was."
My comments at the bottom.
Alison continues to give a view of Flintshire County Council goings on that is unique.
One wonders what the Welsh Omsbudsman has found against her. Most probably something on her blog.............
Monday, June 29, 2009
Extra Link Clegg
The fields are currently full of flies. Most flies just irritate but not the horse fly ( Tabanidae). The male of the species does not bite. The female however has all the necessary equipment to rip open your flesh. They seem to take great delight in biting Lisa. Eight bites tonight. The bites can swell the size of golf balls. I have a few as well. Future dog walking by the sea till September?
Adult horse flies feed on nectar and sometimes pollen. Females usually also feed on blood which aids in egg development. Males lack the necessary mouth parts (mandibles) for blood feeding. Most female horse flies feed on mammal blood, but some species are known to feed on birds, amphibians or reptiles. Immature or larval horse flies are fossorial predators of other invertebrates in moist environments.
The females' primary sense for locating prey is sight, and they have large compound eyes that serve this purpose well. The flies usually lay waiting in shady areas for prey to happen by. They are attracted to large, dark objects, and to certain animal odors and carbon dioxide. They are also attracted by motion, their eyes being well adapted to its detection. The eyes of horse flies are generally brightly colored, and this coloration is one of the means entomologists use to identify them to species, though the colors rarely persist after death. Sex in most species can be distinguished based on shape of the eyes relative to the frons. Male horse flies are usually holoptic, meaning that their eyes meet and take up the majority of the head. In females, the eyes are separated by a space called the frons.
The bite from a larger specimen can be singularly painful, especially considering the light, agile, and airborne nature of the fly. Unlike insects which surreptitiously puncture the skin with needle-like organs, horse flies have mandibles like tiny serrated scimitars, which they use to rip and/or slice flesh apart. This causes the blood to seep out as the horsefly licks it up. They may even carve a chunk completely out of the victim, to be digested at its leisure.
The horsefly's modus operandi is less secretive than that of its mosquito counterparts, although it still aims to escape before pain signals reach their mark's sphere of awareness. Moreover, the pain of a horsefly bite may mean that the victim is more concerned with assessing and repairing the wound, than finding and swatting the interloper.
Horse flies are most active in hot weather, mostly in summer and autumn during the daylight hours. Most species also prefer a wet environment, which makes it easier for them to breed. The female lays eggs on vegetation overhanging moist soil. The larvae hatch and drop onto the soil, where they feed on smaller organisms until pupation.
Aside from generalized predators such as birds, there are also specialist predators such as the Horse Guard, a type of Sand wasp that preferentially attacks horse flies.
Eggs are generally laid on stones close to water or on plant stems or leaves. On hatching, the larvae fall into water or moist earth, feeding voraciously on invertebrates, such as snails and earthworms, and small vertebrates.
Some horsefly species are known to transmit disease and/or parasites. Species in the genus Chrysops are biological vectors of Loa loa, transmitting this filarial worm between humans. They have also been known to transmit Anthrax among cattle and sheep.
A common problem in some animals, though, when large flies are abundant, is blood loss. Some animals have been known to lose up to 300 ml of blood in a single day, which can severely weaken or even kill them. "
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Postscript: GDP being gross domestic product which is turnover and NOT profit
In future speculative adventures should be separate from savings and companies allowed to go to the wall.
Dear Chief Superintendent,
Link North Wales Police Pledge
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Western Mail
Meanwhile speeding in Chester Rd remains wholesale. Where are the police?
keywords, CBM Howie Williams, Chief Superintendent Ruth Purdie, Eastern Division.
Carl Langland, Director of Environment.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
In the Daily Mail a woman has been killed by a group of cows whilst walking her 2 dogs. The cows look on dogs as wolves and so a danger.
Robin Page has had a few mishaps over the years.
The Daily Mail
Trampled by Bull Plas Newydd farm, Llanfaethlu, near Holyhead.
Postscript: Where we walk there have been at least two incidents regarding cattle.
Instance 1. Calf comes trotting down lane (its still like that there nowadays) bull terrier gets hold of calf by the ear. Calf starts bellowing. Dog owner tries to get dog to let go and manages to get his hand in the dogs mouth as well as the calf's ear. Mum cow hears baby in distress and comes charging down the lane. Next door neighbour manages to choke dog into letting go. Disaster averted. Bull terriers do not lock on they just will not let go. Its handy to have a small metal lever in pocket. When applied to the back of the jaw the dogs jaws can be prised open. When it happened to one of our dogs I used my ignition key lol.
Instance 2. Same road (Ffordd y Blaenau) Young man takes dog up to the fields. Cow has just given birth to calf in field. Cow attacks young man the cow's horn pierces the young man's groin. It happened when there were few phones. Someone cycled into Treuddyn to call for an ambulance. Young man bled to death.
As told by ex parish councillor Idris Jones for Treuddyn.
Link The Guardian
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm writing this as vehicles have been hammering through the village all day. It's less than it has been but still a considerable amount. I think well over a 1000 a day.
Our new CBM Howie Williams has been to the last Penyffordd Community Council meeting. One of the plus points was his suggestion that speed limits be pushed back up the hill. This was a very good suggestion. This however needs backing up with enforcement or an inability of vehicles to fly through the village with verticle platforms introduced.
This seems a long way off with Flintshire County Council's alleged moratorium on speed bumps which they use as an excuse except when they want to use them. They have been applied recently on a stretch of road in Deeside Industrial Estate where speed trials were taking place.
Speeding through Penyffordd however seems acceptable to Flintshire County Council. They have the exact data for traffic but refuse to release it as it is so bad. Nor will they act on it endangering lives and ruining our village environment.
CBM Howie Williams has said he will contact the Arrive Alive and a specialist division of North Wales Police that deal with speeding. I wait along with others in Chester Rd, Penyffordd.
We take pride in where we live, its a pity so few others do.
key words: Chief Superintendant Ruth Purdie, Hugh Jones Safety Officer, Cllr Arnold Woolley, Cllr Tony Sharps, Environment Director Carl Langland, Jim Morris All Wales Safety Partnership,
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I've left the email in just in case there is someone interested out there.
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1. 7.15 - 9.00am Weekday ratrun
2. 4.00 - 6.00 pm less severe rat run
Weekends traffic comes piling through but its variable.
A civil engineering solution takes Howie off the job.
Flintshire County Council have a variable moritorium (oxymoron) on speed bumps.
It all depends when they want to apply it.
keyword: Dave Faulkner.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Applications should be given to Nigel (G N I Jones) Clerk to Penyffordd Community Council.
Why are HGV's allowed through the village when we have a bypass?
a. Is it because councillors do not care?
b. Have Penyffordd councillors had/have some secret arrangement with Flintshire County Council?
Councillors have been patting themselves on the back for years over the daffodils they have arranged to be planted whilst we have had wholesale speeding through the village and being a shortcut for HGV's.
Is the sense of priorities a little awry?
Daffodils before village safety.
poscript: It must be said that we do have some good councillors in the village, some councillors may develop into better councillors.
postscript: The questions need to be asked why we have few medical facilities, why the village is like a race track, why we have few facilities for youths as compared with other villages. Part of the answer lies in previous county councillors taking their eye off the Penyffordd ball whilst running the county. Also lack of spending on the community through keeping community charges too low.
Also what damage has been done by Cllr Tom Jones making sure that any keen residents wanting to stand for community council get Tom's block vote against them. The same actions applied for potential county councillors?
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Link The Evening Leader
And for those who want further education here
Postscript: From Chester Rd the best way to get to Dobshill A55 at rush hour is through the woods.
Which is where we have been tea time.
It's still going on..........................
Monday, June 08, 2009
I once emailed my MEP's they all came back to me. I was wanting them to take action over WAG, Flintshire County Council and North Wales Police not doing their job with regards speeding in the village. Their job is to make law not enforce it lol.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Alison gives a valuable insight to the workings of county councillors at Shire Hall. What comes across in Alison's musings is that there is friendliness across the political divides. Alison calls Cllr Bernie Attridge (Labour) her "favourite cuddly". The blog is written with honesty and humour.
Site navigation could do with some tweaking, stuff is a little hidden.
Link Goings on at Shire Hall
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Anyway the Local Government Chronicle says the following which was not reported by local newspapers ( I think)
Flintshire County Council ’s executive took the unusual step of issuing a statement to deny that the council was in either “chaos or fracture”, following the referral of executive member for housing strategy Patrick Heesom (Ind) to Wales’ standards ombudsman.
This move followed a statement from chief executive Colin Everett and other senior managers, which said the corporate management team had referred Cllr Heesom for “alleged multiple breaches of the code of conduct”.
It continued: “The council has exhausted all other solutions in this case and the referral has been made as a last resort.”
A subsequent statement from the team said Cllr Heesom had made “unfounded and contentious comments about the governance of the county council and the behaviour and performance of senior management and several identifiable individual senior officers” during a press interview.
Cllr Heesom told LGC: “Officers have disregarded members’ political wishes. Members’ support for me has been almost universal.” He predicted the ombudsman would refuse to take up the case and expressed dismay that mediation had not been instigated.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Constant speeding is not good for the health of me or the village. It will not be me getting run over but one of the children on bikes. There was a very near miss last Autumn.
Its still 1000+
Speeding could have been addressed 2 years ago...........................................
Cllr Cindy Hinds in the Chair.
The new CBM Howie Williams very business like. Has had lengthy service in the Army as well as North Wales Police. Has training with firearms. He will be a good asset to the village.
Positive talk about stopping speeding in Chester Rd as well as other parts of the village.
Cllr Colin Bithell still having a little trouble with my figure of 2000 speeders a day last year but his talk is a lot more positive. He could always ask Hugh Jones of FCC who has all the data for 2 periods last year.
Cllr Bithell is coming around bit by bit.
The surveys were done over 7 and 10 days respectively. They know the exact speed of every car to within 2 mph. They hand out average's to disguise the true figures which are not good
The credit crunch has reduced speeding.
CBM Howie Williams will be getting Arrive Alive to visit Penyffordd more often
Cllr Cindy Hinds suggested extending 20 mph zone from school to past Post Office as it is the main route to school when the go ahead is given and CBM Howie Williams would support this.
CBM Howie Williams suggested extending 30 mph back up to the houses at the top of Chester Rd so drivers get more used to doing 30 mph. This an excellent suggestions.
Also traffic will not be doing 70 mph passed the houses.
Flintshire Highways man Dave Faulkner is to visit Penyffordd next week to look at various traffic issues within the village.
Cllr Tom Jones mentioned shift traffic etc and the fact we have no lolly pop lady on our route to school. A lot of movement of OAP's and children in the Chester Rd area.
Flintshire UDP Housing requirement for Penyffordd and district
White Lion a minimum of 132 houses
Wood Lane 204 houses
Dobshill was deferred
Someone opined that the increase of the village will be to the tune of 30% or even more.
Cllr Jane Hopwood asked whether the schools would be able to deal with the influx of children.
Cllr Cindy Hinds opined that it would help to keep the schools open.
Penyffordd and Penymynydd are going to enter FCC Environmental Competition. So I will have to cut hedge and paint house.
Cllr David Williams is having a little trouble with the new village website.................
I did offer to do one free that could be up and running in 20 minutes. It would be able to have content added on a daily basis by councillors as it ss so easy to use.
I would give free technical backup.
Instead he goes for one that requires html programming or some other fancy language.
The site attracts yearly fees for the web address. The person doing it for him is doing it as a favour. Its got everything going against it.
Not good judgement David. You criticise me for doing nothing for the village then when I offer you ignore me
Cllr Linda Vidamour is going to do a Summer News Letter for the village.
If email addresses were harvested through out the Penyffordd district printing costs could be cut down as newsletters could be sent over the net. The effort to send news letters is minimal when it is set up and is free.
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